Human Kinetics




The Department of Human Kinetics offers one 3-credit course at the 100-level and several 1-credit activity courses at the 100- and 200-levels (see course descriptions below):

HKIN 105 & 205 – Activities I and II (1 credit each)
HKIN 115 – Principles of Human Movement (3 credits)

HKIN 115 and three of the HKIN 105/205 activities are required first-year courses for all students in the Human Kinetics programs (both the Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Science). These courses are not open to students in any other programs.


Course Descriptions from the Current Academic Calendar:

105 & 205   Activities I and II
Each activity is one credit. Students must take six activities over two years, normally three per year, one in each of the three blocks (Fall, Winter, Spring) in which the activity is offered. Level I activities are prerequisites for Level II activities. An activity may be taken only once.

Students enrolled in the pre-education major must choose six additional activities, three activities in each of the third and fourth years.  Of the twelve required activities students must take outdoor education camp, gymnastics, one dance, one team sport, and one exercise and health-related fitness activity.

Fall Adapted physical activities, basketball I, contemporary dance, fitness, football I, golf, low organized games, rugby I, rugby II, soccer, squash, track and field, and weight training
Winter Badminton I, basketball I, basketball II, fitness, folk dance, hockey I, gymnastics, handball, indoor soccer, low organized games, movement education, racquetball, soccer II, social dance, squash, volleyball I, and volleyball II
Spring Badminton I, fitness, folk dance, football II, golf, gymnastics I, hockey II, indoor soccer, racquetball, squash, volleyball I, volleyball II, weight training, and yoga
TBA Fall (Sep 16-18; Sep 23-25) and winter outdoor education camp (additional fees will be applied), gymnastics II


115   Principles of Human Movement
This course provides an introduction to human kinetics. The functional and psychosocial aspects of human movement form the core components of this course. Topics include physical activity, physical fitness, sedentary behaviours, healthier eating, stress, chronic diseases, mental health, body composition and issues with weight management, and behaviour change. Three credits and lab.


Please refer to Section 9.22 Human Kinetics in the Academic Calendar.

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